The Apostles – Acid Stings Records – 1987

Faith / How Much Longer? / Motorway Madness / One Saturday Night / The Island / Poor Martha She Meant Well / A Rebel Without A Conscience / Release The Natives / Burn The Witch / Pale Blue Eyes

Punk Squatters / The Witness / Pete The Plectrum / Fellow Sufferer / Fragments / The Stoke Newington Eight

Straight out of Welwyn Garden City via Robin Basak’s Zero fanzine empire comes the first vinyl release on Robin Basak’s Acid Stings Records.

Recorded in 1986 but released in 1987, this LP was meant to be the forth long playing release, alas the 3rd LP was held up by problems with Rot or Syndicate or Flow Motion Records, Lord (or possibly Andy Martin) knows who was actually going to release the ’3rd’ LP. None of those labels actually did!

The 3rd LP was released eventually by Acid Stings Records themselves, but after this uploaded 4th LP ‘How Much Longer’…confused yet?

Mostly Andy Martin and Dave Fanning perform on this LP with help on  a couple of tracks by Chris Widni and Scruff (from Hellbastard).

It is a decent LP with some delicate moments amongst the Alternative TV cover versions and general punk thumpers.

Lots more material on this site by The Apostles if you care to search for the posts.

10 Responses to “The Apostles – Acid Stings Records – 1987”

  1. luggy Says:

    Is ‘Poor Martha She Meant Well’ about Ms Moscow, can’t tell from listening to it?

  2. Penguin Says:

    Yep, tis indeed Mr Lugworthy…

  3. devotionalhooligan Says:

    so lovely to hear this again.cheers.

  4. Jim V Says:

    pale blue eyes …beautiful song

  5. johnn Says:

    i never used to really like the apostles but have been listening to this quite a few times recently and actually enjoy it more everytime i hear it, weird, i take back anything i may have said before about em, top.

  6. Kent Says:

    Wow I’ve been keeping an eye out for this one, I remember I found this at a mates place stuck it on and had a great time. Must have been around 88/89. I bought the life and times a while ago. Thinking it was it.

  7. Steve Says:

    Bought this off Rob Basak down the Robey in the 80s.Loved it then and still do but lost my copy many moons ago so thanks for this.

  8. Will Says:

    Hello. Been really enjoying all the Apostles stuff you have uploaded. However the 2nd side of the How Much longer LP is now invalid. Is there any chance you could re-up this? Sorry to be a pain, but i’ve become pretty obsessed with The Apostles recently. Cheers and keep up the fantastic work! Will

  9. Penguin Says:

    Sorted now Will, and thanks…

  10. Will Says:

    Thanks Penguin, very much appreciated, mate!

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